One of the highlights of summer is the tropical fruits in season, which are abundant during this time at their sweetest and cheap.
Below are just of them:
Sweet honey melon, can be eaten fresh or turn into shake/smoothie, see recipe here or just shredded, add sugar, water and ice – a simple drink concoction you can find at street stalls selling street foods.
This guyabano was given by a neighbor, it can be eaten as is or turn into fresh juice which was my favorite drink when I was in college and still is.
And of course, this famous fruit – the sweetest mango in the world is found here in the Philippines, the best.. see my mango shake recipe here.
We can add also avocado which is a favorite for shakes and ice cream, we love to have them sweetened with condensed milk or sugar with milk then blend into smoothie, check avocado shake recipe here.
Banana is available all year-round and also pineapple.
Another summer fruit refresher on my table, the Guyabano or soursop. I love the fruit itself and its juice more. Though there are many available ready-to-drink juice or the commercially flavored powder drink in the market, nothing beats the fresh juice from the fresh fruit. 🙂
Here are the two pieces of guyabano that I bought for 60 pesos. I cut into halves and scooped out the pulp and removed all the seeds using fork. In the blender I put about 2 cups of the guyabano meat, added water, ice cubes and about 5-6 tbsp of sugar and voila! I got me a FRESH Guyabano juice. Though quite tedious to prepare (that is for removing the seeds) but the effort is all worth it.
As for the remaining fruit meat, I stored in a plastic container and placed in the freezer, so the next time we got thirsty, I’ll just grab it and put in the blender and make another set of juice for the whole family. It’s cheaper and healthier than those commercially produce. Uh-uh.. I was so engrossed with this that I forgot to look for the t-nuts we’re going to use to assemble our newly-bought bed, oh well..